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O L D N O RT H : Arts, Shopping & Dining

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For more than 15 years, ALIVE has celebrated the neighborhoods, makers, entrepreneurs and artists in St. Louis. GUIDED is a local, neighborhood-focused series showcasing shopping, dining, education and cultural experiences in a neighborhood of beauty and c h a r a c t e r. R e a d e r s h a v e t h e b e n e f i t o f i n s i d e r k n o w l e d g e i n t h e s e a r c h f o r c r e a t i v e s w h o a r e m a k i n g t h e c i t y a d e s t i n a t i o n p o i n t f o r i n n o v a t i o n , c r e a t i v e c o u r a g e a n d o r i g i n a l i t y.

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Cover photo by Attilio D’Agostino.

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CROW N CANDY kitchen By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

T h e r e ’s

a

time

warp

at

the

corner

provolone,

c h o c o l a t e — C r o w n C a n d y ’s s i g n a t u r e

a magical land of brain freezes and

attraction—in dozens of variations,

t h e c o z y b o o t h s , t h e d é c o r, t h e m e n u — p l u s , t h e r e ’s t h e p r o m i s e o f i m m o r t a l fame to anyone who can drink five giant milkshakes in under 30 minutes.

tooth,

American.

Avenue, and it will transport you into

carefully maintained soda fountain feel—

sweet

and

For

sugar rushes. Everything inside has a

o n e ’s

cheddar

of North 14th Street and St. Louis

t h e r e ’s

the

including the incomparable hash (milk or dark chocolate cradling a fluffy marshmallow

filling).

The

holiday-

themed figurines have a longstanding reputation as seasonal favorites for many St. Louisans. Third-generation owners steered their restaurant past its 100th anniversary five years ago.

I n t h e s u m m e r, c u s t o m e r s w i l l o f t e n bring their ice cream cones out onto

As

the streets of Old North neighborhood.

changes, with new retailers opening up

B u t i n w i n t e r, t h o s e c o z y b o o t h s a r e

shop along North 14th Street, Crown

the perfect place to enjoy bowls of

Candy is poised to introduce a new

beanless chili or overstuffed grilled cheese

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sandwiches

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with

Swiss,

the

surrounding

neighborhood

wave of customers to the decadent delights of a double-scoop sundae, crafted from homemade ice cream.


WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Gina’s Bar & Grill Gina’s has gained a party-loving following who nosh on pub snacks like Cajun chicken wings.

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Gene’s Bar and Grill Get down with Boss Lady Sher r y for entertainment, ranging from live jazz to fish fries.

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Cornerstone Cafe T here’s a strong sense of home here when you’re one of the two-dozen guests sipping coffee or chowing on Ne w York-style pizza. 1436 SALISBURY 314.421.8900 NO. 1

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urbarts By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser The

age-old

synergy

between

art

and

c u l t u re i s a c e n t r a l t h e m e a t t h i s 1 6 - y e a r- o l d nonprofit. Founder M.K. Stallings put forth the notion that cultural ideas and values can be harnessed to create new visions for the future. On a practical level, this manifests into events like poetry readings, storytelling sessions and trap yoga (asana movements paired with a hiphop DJ). Organizations from across the region rent the space for events—and as perceptions of its neighborhood change, these events are becoming more diverse, encouraging connections b e t w e e n a t t e n d e e s o f v a r y i n g b a c k g r o u n d s . I t ’s just one example of the ways art can enrich the lives of community members and beyond. UrbArts also puts great effort into its youth p ro g r a m m i n g . A h i g h l i g h t i s t h e Ve r b Q u a k e Yo u t h P o e t r y S l a m , a s i x - m o n t h i n i t i a t i v e t h a t teaches writing, performance and leadership skills t o n e i g h b o r h o o d c h i l d r e n . Te e n s a l s o h a v e t h e opportunity to join the youth advisory council to e x p e r i e n c e a c h a l l e n g i n g l e a d e r s h i p r o l e . T h e r e ’s e v e n a S t . L o u i s Yo u t h P o e t L a u r e a t e c o m p e t i t i o n , connecting young poets with publishing houses.

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WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Old North Gallery Hosting receptions, workshops and community celebrations, all set against a backdrop of art exhibits. 2700 NORTH 14TH ST 314.241.5031

Zuka Arts Guild Gallery and 14th St. Artist Community A beautiful rehab with or nate tin ceilings that ser ves as a home base for the Zuka artists. 2701 N. 14TH ST 314.898.5444

Central Print and Alpha Beta Club A nonprofit letterpress studio offering classes and studio space. 2624 N. 14TH ST 314.241.1346 NO. 1

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smoki o’s By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

C o m i n g o f f i t s 2 0 t h a n n i v e r s a r y, S m o k i

snouts cured overnight—are a true

O ’s i s b o t h a n a t i o n a l l y - r e c o g n i z e d

barbecue

culinary leader and a small neighborhood

cayenne and salt, grilled for an hour to

h i d e a w a y. I t s f o u n d i n g f a m i l y, O t i s a n d

render the fat and then coated in the

E a r l i n e W a l k e r, g r e w t h e i r b u s i n e s s

Wa l k e r s ’ s e c re t - re c i p e b a r b e c u e s a u c e .

through

word

of

mouth

instead

d e l i c a c y,

rubbed

with

of

traditional advertising, trusting that

Food is central to the Walkers’ family

news of their delicious menu would carry

h i s t o r y, s o o f c o u r s e t h e r e a r e s t o r i e s

far and wide. And it has—their barbecue

behind several

j o i n t o n a q u i e t s t r e t c h o f B r o a d w a y,

a n d 3 C h e e s e o r M i n n i e ’s p o t a t o s a l a d ) .

north of Downtown, attracts both regulars

The barbecue itself, with its unique

a n d d r o p - i n c e l e b r i t i e s l i k e a u t h o r, c h e f

reddish color as a result of the cooking

and TV personality Andrew Zimmern.

process, is a story unto itself—but

d i s h e s ( l i k e F l o ’s M a c

good luck squeezing the secret out U n l e s s y o u ’ re i n t h e k n o w, y o u m a y h a v e n e v e r t r i e d S m o k i O ’s s i g n a t u r e rib tips and snoots. Snoots—or pig

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of the multigenerational family staff.


WHILE YOU'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Old North Provisions After winning $100,000 in a startup competition, this g rocer y and restaurant is gearing up to spotlight the fresh produce of its parent organization, Good Life Growing. 2720 N. 14TH ST

new roots urban farm A community g reen space and collective that provides organic produce and far ming workshops. 1832 HOGAN ST 314.622.3287

Sk8 Liborius So cial Club A skatepark, perfor mance and event venue housed in a for mer Catholic church. 1840 HOGAN ST

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continues to evolve. First-time customers might be surprised by the heavy Latin influence on the m e n u s — u n t i l t h e y l e a r n t h a t Ve r o n i c a H o l d e n has family ties to Puerto Rico. Then the delicious

La MANCHA coffeehouse

smell of homemade empanadillas, burritos and Cuban

bread

loaves

suddenly

make

sense.

The lunch menu leans toward portable items The scent of fresh bread wafts from the space next

l i k e s a n d w i c h e s a n d w r a p s , b u t t h e r e ’s p l e n t y o f

door to La Mancha, contending with the aroma

reason to hang out and enjoy them in house—

of coffee for customers’ attention. What was

e s p e c i a l l y d u r i n g w e e k d a y h a p p y h o u r ( t h e r e ’s a

already a difficult breakfast decision—sandwich,

selection of beers, sangria and cocktails) or on

waffles

w e e k e n d s u n t i l 8 p m . I t ’s a n i d e a l p l a c e t o s i t b a c k

or

burrito—may

feel

even

h a r d e r.

and observe a neighborhood on the upswing. Helmed

by

owners

David

and

Ve r o n i c a

Holden, this is one determined, resilient little

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business. The coffeehouse has found its niche as a community gathering spot as Old North

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The firecracker press Firecra cker’s let terpresses ca n print just a bout a nyt hing on pa per. Exa mples include

business

ca rds,

invita t ions,

pa cka ging for Ka ld i’s specia l hol ida y coffee a nd even ha nd-held pla ca rds, which would be tota l ly a ppropria te a t a protest ma rch. Firecra cker P ress even uses 100 percent cot ton pa per, which is specia l ly ma de in St. Louis from recycled t-shirts. Like tra d it iona l pa per, t he ma teria l ca n ha nd le t he repea ted pressing of a n inked, ra ised surfa ce, print ing

which its

gives

unique

look

let terpress a nd

feel.

T h e o r i g i n a l F i re c r a c k e r P re s s l o c a t i o n o p e n e d o n C h e ro k e e S t re e t i n 2 0 0 2 , b u t t h e n e w e r O l d N o r t h l o c a t i o n i s t h re e t imes bigger. T he extra spa ce ma de it possible for Firecra cker to expa nd a nd

to

la unch

t he

a forement ioned

nonprofit, Centra l P rint, which offers printma king

cla sses

a nd

educa t ion.

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The griot

museum of Black History By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

One of the most meaningful interpretive

visionary celebrated in the November

e x h i b i t s i n S t . L o u i s i s t h e G r i o t ’s f u l l -

2017 exhibition “Black Women Speak.”

scale model section of a slave transport

The Griot also makes use of life-size

ship. Within the cramped wooden space,

wax representations celebrating local

i t ’s n o t h a r d t o i m a g i n e h o w m i s e r a b l e t h e

African-Americans like musician Miles

transatlantic journey must have been for

D a v i s a n d e n t e r t a i n e r J o s e p h i n e B a k e r.

Africans who were captured and forced on these ships for generations. Viewers can

A s t h e m u s e u m ’s m i s s i o n i s t o r e p r e s e n t

also experience an authentic slave cabin,

all facets of Black history and culture, it

originally built in Jonesburg, Missouri.

also serves as a gallery for both traveling e x h i b i t s a n d l o c a l a r t i n s t a l l a t i o n s . To p i c s

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The museum celebrated its 20th anniversary

range from wax prints in fashion to medical

l a s t y e a r, a n d f o u n d e r L o i s C o n l e y i s

c o n t r i b u t i o n s b y B l a c k s d u r i n g t h e C i v i l Wa r

exactly the type of dedicated, resilient

and the complexities of eminent domain.

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MONTGOMERY ST

WARREN ST

BENTON ST

N . F L O R I S S A N T AV E

B L A I R AV E

URBARTS

The FIRECRACKER PRESS

14TH ST

SMOKI O’S

13TH ST

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FOOD & DRINK CROWN CANDY KITCHEN LA MANCHA COFFEEHOUSE SMOKI O’S BAR-B-QUE Gina’s Bar & Grill Gene’s Bar and Grill Cornerstone Cafe

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT THE GRIOT URBARTS 1. Building Futures 2. George Boyer Vashon African American Culture Research Center Museum Old North Gallery Zuka Arts Guild Ga llery a nd 14th Street Artist Community Central Print and Alpha Beta Club


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crown candy

SHOPPINIG FIRECRACKER PRESS 3. Kennedy’s Pet Shop 4. Bravely Boutique 5. Le‘Fit 6. Closet Repeats 7. Marx Hardware and Paint Co.

La M A N C H A

MISCELLANEOUS 8. Old North Restoration Group 9. Chess Pocket Park 10. Headhunters Salon 11. North City Farmers’ Market (Seasonal) 12. RacQ Salon 13. Mindful Movements Yoga Studio 14. Sunflower+ Project: stl 15. Excel Center from Prosperity Connection 16. Bee Simple 17. Fresh Starts Community Garden (Carr Square/Grand Center)

18. Good Life Growing 19. The Little Free Library 20. Price Motor 21. NorthSide Workshop Old North Provisions New Roots Urban Farm Sk8 Liborius

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WINTER AND SPRING EXHIBITIONS

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Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics Open through January 21 Sun Xun: Time Spy Opening February 16 Greek Island Embroideries Open through May 28

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COMING MARCH 2018! Art in Bloom A celebration of art and flowers March 2–4 Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds More than 1200 years ago, two ancient Egyptian cities were lost to the Mediterranean Sea. Don’t miss this epic exhibition of their discovery! Opening March 25

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